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How is subsegmental atelectasis of the lingula treated?

How is subsegmental atelectasis of the lingula treated?

Atelectasis is the: Accumulation of mucus in a part of the lung, resulting in a collapse of the lung segment. May also be caused by a growth or infection. Treating the underlying cause and breathing exercises as well as mucolytics, oral hydration and chest physiotherapy can relieve this
condition. In advanced cases, therapeutic bronchoscopy is helpful. ...Read more

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What does interstitial scarring/thickening in the lingula mean?

What does interstitial scarring/thickening in the lingula mean?

Scar: There is a skeletal structure that supports the lung known as the interstitium. When this structure is thicker than normal it can be due to scarring, fluid or inflammation. Interstitial scarring can be the result of a prior pneumonia in that area of the lung or related to a progressive inflammatory/scarring process. ...Read more

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Slight red swelling on lingula frenulum and whiteness at it's tip after oral sex on woman. What should I do/should I be concerned?

Slight red swelling on lingula frenulum and whiteness at it's tip after oral sex on woman. What should I do/should I be concerned?

Frenulum: Sounds like there was trauma and a small tear. This should heal spontaneously. If it worsened or you get other sites be seen immediately. ...Read more

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Noncalcified pulmonary nodules a 6mm in left upper lobe, a 5mm right middle lobe, a4mm in lingula 7mm lateral r mid lobe should I worry?

Noncalcified pulmonary nodules a 6mm in left upper lobe, a 5mm right middle lobe, a4mm in lingula 7mm lateral r mid lobe should I worry?

Pulmonary nodules: It would be nice to know as what are bronchoscopic finding, cell cytology and fungal studies reports? You have four small non calcified nodules ranging4mm to7 mm. You are 37. Any smoking history or cancer? Please stick to your pulmonary doctor who knows you well, and follow the advice. Thanks. ...Read more

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My husband has some minor linear atelectasis in the left lingula with slight dependant atelectasis at the lung base also mild right hilar lymphadenop?

My husband has some minor linear atelectasis in the left lingula with slight dependant atelectasis at the lung base also mild right hilar lymphadenop?

Needs evaluation: The presence of linear opacities with hilar adenopathy can be due to several acute or chronic conditions such as histoplasmosis, atypical mycobacterial infections, sarcoidosis, or rarely malignancy etc. Your husband should immediately see a lung specialist for a complete evaluation to determine the underlying cause, which will help determine appropriate course of treatment. ...Read more

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Had a chest xray which found atelectatis of the lingula. Am having pulmonary test done today. A. what causes this condition, and what will tsts reveal?

Had a chest xray which found atelectatis of the lingula. Am having pulmonary test done today. A. what causes this condition, and what will tsts reveal?

Many conditions: You can upload the test results to your EMR by logging on and scheduling a virtual appt. Healthtap. Com/DosanjhMD
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I can then review them with you. The atelectasis may be due to a number of conditions, eg trauma, collapsed lung, blockage in or around the airway. ...Read more

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I have a low lymphocyte count of 4% neutrophils 86% I have a lung density in the lingula could I have cancer?

I have a low lymphocyte count of 4% neutrophils 86% I have a lung density in the lingula could I have cancer?

Maybe: Lung cancer doesn't usually cause lymphopenia (low lymphocyte count). The lymphopenia itself warrants evaluation. Have you been checked for H.I.V.? ...Read more

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I had bilateral breast cancer and CT with RT. Now CT Scan showed atelectasis or infiltration in the right middle and left lingula. ER doc said it's ok?

I had bilateral breast cancer and CT with RT. Now CT Scan showed atelectasis or infiltration in the right middle and left lingula. ER doc said it's ok?

Atelectasis: There are a number of reasons for atelectasis (collapse alveoli or air sacs) or infiltration (areas of inflammation) in the lung: infection, mucus plugging, or shallow breathing. Though the cause is most likely unrelated to your cancer, lung cancers or recurrent breast may sometimes appear as infiltration. Best thing to do is to schedule a follow-up visit with your oncologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Are you free?

Are you free?

Yes, this is free if: If you do not request premium, paid services, then this HealthTap BASIC is free. Post your question in English, with good grammar and spelling, and one or more of the thousands of volunteer doctors will answer it. They might skip repetitive questions, or ones that have too many abbreviations, or are otherwise hard to understand. (HealthTap's premium services are personal consultations for a fee.) ...Read more

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Who gets omg?

Who gets omg?

Can you clarify?: Omg is a texting-age expression "oh my god" but used even by secularists to express amazement and dismay at once. It's no medical acronym that I recognize though there are some trashy websites preseting medical freaks as having "omg disease". To which disease are you referring? Someone on healthtap will be happy to answer. ...Read more